Senator Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday demanding an investigation into the recent “SWAT-ting” incidents of conservative bloggers. According to a press release on Senator Chambliss’s website:

Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding recent reports that several conservative political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Chambliss demanded that Holder examine these cases to determine if federal laws have been violated.

These dangerous hoaxes, also known as “SWAT-ting,” occur when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a target’s home. These callers are believed to utilize voice-over IP (VOIP) and other less-traditional telecommunications methods to make the call appear to come from the target residence and to hide the caller’s true identity.

In response, a dispatcher sends a SWAT team or other police unit in a heightened state of readiness to the unsuspecting target’s residence. Targets only learn of these false reports when a large police presence descends upon their homes.  

In the letter, Chambliss states that “Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels… Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety.”

Red State blogger and CNN contributor, Erick Erickson posted on his website that he and his family were victims of an attempted SWaT-ting. Another conservative blogger who said he was SWaT-ed was James Frey a blogger at the site Patterico’s Pontifications.

BU welcomes this investigation which will finally prove once and for all what liars these right wingers have been. The hope is that Eric Holder will find out that its all been a bunch of right wing bullshit aimed at destabilizing liberals, and that those responsible for spreading these malicious lies and falsehoods such as John “Patterico” Frey and others will finally pay the price for it. This field of nightmares has got to end badly for those responsible for spreading the hate as a revenge tactic by Aaron Justin Walker, Patterico, and others in the Breitbart orbit who have been guilty of spreading these seemingly never ending series of lies. I would recommend that they start with Patterico and then move on over to Robert Stacy McCain who has claimed he had to go into hiding over it; which one wonders if he is hiding because his handlers at the Bureau forced him to relocate due to some ongoing right wing hate investigation in which he is informing for them, or if he just left town so he could milk all the suckers out of their money to live rent free. Either way it is about time that someone seriously looked into these bullshit lies the right wing breitbots have been spreading around.

Book em Dano, But Quick..

  • Texas Tim

    These right wingers may get what they wish for–a robust investigation that will find them as full of shit. And then they will have something else to blame Holder for. Another Black Panther debacle. AG Holder don’t fall for it. If you don’t agree to the investigation, you will be blamed for covering up. If you do investigate and find as you must that these people are a vigilante mob trying to smear as a political tactic, then you will be vilified as covering up. And what I don’t understand is why it took the wonderful Georgia Senator who smeared Max Cleland in the most disgusting campaign in recent memory, two weeks to request an investigation. Kimberlin and his organizations have stated right on their site that they have been cooperating with DOJ for weeks and had all calls, emails and web traffic monitored in real time. I’m sure that an investigation into these things will be very easy and the right will be proven wrong, and prosecuted for their disgusting behavior.

  • Let me see if I’ve got this all straight.

    Mike Grimm, Congressman from NY-13, apparently decides to shake down a Jewish congregation on the mafia bastion of Staten Island. The rabbi, completely unimpressed with former FBI agent Grimm’s unsubtle hint that he could “make a lot of trouble” for the rabbi’s flock, engages former NY-09 Congressman Anthony Weiner.

    Weiner’s weiner makes the news some months later after a curious online pursuit. Good conservatives everywhere are sure the fake teenage girls and Grimm’s history of being an FBI undercover operative couldn’t POSSIBLY have any connection.

    Some guy in New Jersey actually does get swatted over this stuff. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey (his full legal name, FYI, he had it changed in 2010) also CLAIMS to have been swatted. But there is no police report and the New Jersey cops describe him as ‘uncooperative’. Has anyone explained this to either Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley or California Attorney General Kamala Harris? The situation is complex – but a graphic presentation might help.

    There would be no better source for simple stick figure cartoons to explain how swatting works than Aaron Justin Walker of Manassas, Virginia. Writing under the pseudonym Aaron Worthing, Walker honed his poor cartoon production abilities by creating many of the offensive Islamophobic cartoons formerly seen at the Everyone Draw Mohammed blogspot, a site made private literally days before the Southern Poverty Law Center listed it as a hate speech forum.

    This is, of course, entirely dependent upon Aaron Walker remaining free. His assault arrest January 9th and his peace order violation arrest May 19th (right?) are a worrying trend; this fine stick figure cartoonist may have the opportunity to use his talents in a new venue, say etching his initials into a bunk in the Montgomery County holding facility at Seven Locks.

    If Walker is unavailable perhaps Robert Stacy McCain will bring his writing talents to bear. Oh, snap! Evicted from the Hagerstown, Maryland Seventh Day Adventist church compound by the national headquarters after they learned they had a Southern Poverty Law Center listed hate talker on their property, McCain’s writing schedule is now cramped by the need to house and feed six children. This is one of Life’s Little Lessons – don’t make noises like David Koresh 2.0 when you have a cushy living situation courtesy of the same church that spawned the Branch Davidians.

    McCain gets evicted, Walker gets arrested, and despite Frey’s impressive title, which he must mentally render as Deputy & District Attorney, he is powerless to assist. They all go running to Ali Akbar & National Bloggers Club.

    Perhaps a more appropriate name for the fake 501c3 might be National Grifters Club. Ali Akbar gets outed bigtime right here on Breitbart Unmasked – a convicted felon who received high marks in both burglary AND credit card fraud, what could POSSIBLY go wrong with him collecting credit card info from hundreds of gullible conservatives who rush to support hate talker Walker, hate writer McCain, and a prosecutor who can’t actually manage to trigger an investigation of his supposedly violent and criminal political opponents.

    Ali will be saved, of course – those bad ol’ hackers from Ansar al Anonymous will crack his site, and then he’ll have a convenient Anarcho-Muslim scapegoat for his thievery when the credit card fraud begins. Allahu Akbar, ain’t internet anonymity grand?

    This is getting long and we haven’t even touched on Ali’s possible ties to Houston based identity theft artist R.J. Taylor-Hahn aka Randy Hahn and/or Randy Taylor. Oh, yes, @StopRushTexas, you’re caught, sport, and it’s just a shame you’re in the wrong place to receive a lecture from judge C.J. Vaughey as part of your sentencing.

    Having spent the entire day roaming around the office, rubbing my hands together, and cackling over Ali’s criminal record, I wondered aloud to my coworkers what other wonders might come to pass.

    Senator Saxby Chambliss sticking his nose into this business, without pausing to sniff this stinking cesspool first? I say again and without any irony – Allahu Akbar!!

    Mafia shakedown Congressman, rotten Los Angeles County District Attorney who won’t police up his own staff, California AG who doesn’t dare touch it since her opponent the last cycle was the District Attorney himself. White supremacist hate talker, Islamophobic hate talker, and a grifter pressed with the same mold they used to create James O’Keefe. What could POSSIBLY go wrong here, Senator Chambliss?

    Who posted judge Vaughey’s home address and phone number? Who actually attempted to swat this seventy four year old Montgomery county judge?

    Who posted the veiled threats against New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Associate Attorney General Richard Head, the prosecutor responsible for the O’Keefe grand jury?

    Abandon hope, all ye who enter. This is going to end with a bunch of annoyed county prosecutors sending all this stuff to a U.S. Attorney, and Chambliss just made THAT outcome MUCH more likely. Go, Saxby, go!

  • pasbeak

    “…don’t make noises like David Koresh 2.0 when you have a cushy living situation courtesy of the same church that spawned the Branch Davidians.”
    hahaaaaaaaaaa
    these people have NO sense.
    they are completely insane.
    the horse has left the barn.
    whatever they say or do now, just makes things worse for them.
    everything backfires on them.
    what will remain of the right wing once it purges, is a mystery.